The Horseless Carriage
The Petter Family of Yeovil 1895
Pictured aboard their own 'horseless carriage' are left to
James Bazeley Petter (1846-1906)
Percival Waddams Petter (1873-1955)
Herbert William Southcombe (1859-1944)
Ernest Willoughby Petter (1873-1954)
The twins, Ernest and Percival designed and built the one
horsepower engine in conjunction with Petter Foreman, Ben Jacobs
and the vehicle body was designed by Yeovil-based company, Hill and
Boll. The Community Heritage Access Centre houses the original
engine from the 'horseless carriage'.
Gratitude to Robin Ansell and Marion Barnes for this text.